Rev. Gordon Loren arrived in Renton on January 1, 1969 to begin work toward developing Nativity Lutheran Church. The first service was conducted at the Lake Youngs on May 22, 1969 with 39 in attendance. The congregation began meeting at Fairwood Elementary School on September 7, 1969. Sunday Church School classes began that day with 70 children attending.
Charter Sunday was Christmas Eve of 1969, and formal organization took place March 9, 1970. Dedication of the church was held May 22, 1977.
During the congregations’ existence two refugee families have been sponsored. An elderly housing project is part of the congregation’s ministry.
This folder contains a booklet from their 10th anniversary, a congregational historical record, a letter from the church, a 1979 church directory, a bulletin from 1977, a bulletin from the dedication of the new church building 1977, an invitation to an LCW meeting, a bulletin from the 10th anniversary service 1980, two bulletins from their organization service in 1970, a request for permission to organize a congregation to the Board of American Missions.
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From the Nativity Lutheran Church, Renton, Washington, Records, OPVELCA7a5_366, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447
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